Our Mission and Vision
The Fostering Acceptance of Indigenous Rights (FAIR) Committee supports and advocates for First Nations, Inuit and Metis (FNIM) SGEU members in the workplace; works to ensure the emotional, mental and physical well-being of FNIM SGEU members; and represents the interests of FNIM SGEU members.
The FAIR Committee shall*:
- Support and advocate for members in SGEU and the workplace to ensure the emotional, mental and physical well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM) SGEU members.
- Represent the interests of FNIM SGEU members.
- Develop and promote anti-racism policies and provide educational programs internally and/or externally.
- Promote FNIM education in the workplace to the in-scope and out-of-scope employees and to the union leadership.
- Actively ensure that every available avenue and job opportunity is open to all FNIM members, by promotion options such as SGEU negotiating Employment Equity plans.
- Act as a resource to approved organizing initiatives to bring FNIM workers into SGEU.
- Develop long-term plans to ensure FNIM representation in SGEU.
- Actively ensure that all racial incidents concerning FNIM members are positively addressed through the co-operation of the FAIR Committee and other internal SGEU structures.
- Reach out to FNIM SGEU members and co-operate with other organizations committed to equality.
- In conjunction with the Human Rights/Equity Committee, organize and host an Equity Conference in even-numbered years.
*As outlined in the Article 6.10.8 in the SGEU Constitution
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Sheena Yew, Education Sector, Chair
Andy Cook, Public Service Sector
Jocelyn Hargreaves, Crown Sector
Ryan Favel, Health Sector
Darryl Firth, Community Services Sector
Echo Stringer, Retail & Regulatory Sector
Corey Linfit, Human Rights and Equity Seat